Arabic Calligraphy

AN ILLUMINATED QUR'AN, TIMURID PERSIA OR OTTOMAN TURKEY, SECOND-HALF 15TH CENTURY

AN ILLUMINATED QUR'AN, TIMURID PERSIA OR OTTOMAN TURKEY, SECOND-HALF 15TH CENTURY

Manuscript-Talisman, al-Khatmah al-Maghribīyah al-sulṭānīyah wa-al-khullah al-Ibrāhīmīyah al-burhānīyah

Manuscript-Talisman, al-Khatmah al-Maghribīyah al-sulṭānīyah wa-al-khullah al-Ibrāhīmīyah al-burhānīyah

A PAGE FROM A MANUSCRIPT OF SELECTIONS FROM THE QUR'AN, SYRIA, EGYPT OR ANATOLIA, 14TH CENTURY | Lot | Sotheby's

A PAGE FROM A MANUSCRIPT OF SELECTIONS FROM THE QUR'AN, SYRIA, EGYPT OR ANATOLIA, 14TH CENTURY | Lot | Sotheby's

If I had to choose, my favorite is the maghrebi style just because the tails of letters are so exaggerated, like the words are super comfortable in each other's space.

If I had to choose, my favorite is the maghrebi style just because the tails of letters are so exaggerated, like the words are super comfortable in each other's space.

The illuminated double page from the Koran in the Bihari script. This copy was completed in 1399, the year after Timur's conquest of Delhi.

The illuminated double page from the Koran in the Bihari script. This copy was completed in 1399, the year after Timur's conquest of Delhi.

The capture of Baghdad by Tahir from the Tarikh-i-Alfi ca. 1592-94

The capture of Baghdad by Tahir from the Tarikh-i-Alfi ca. 1592-94

Qur’an folio in gold Kufic script North Africa, 9th–10th century

Qur’an folio in gold Kufic script North Africa, 9th–10th century

DesertRose- Historic Quran calligraphy with a prayer from the end of Surat al-Mu’minun

DesertRose- Historic Quran calligraphy with a prayer from the end of Surat al-Mu’minun

Illuminated Frontipiece of a Manuscript of the Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds) (image 12) | calligrapher: Sultan 'Ali al-Mashhadi; illuminator: Zain al-'Abidin al-Tabrizi; author: Farid al-Din `Attar | text: dated A.H. 892/ A.D. 1487; illumination: ca. 1600 | Iran, Isfahan; present-day Afghanistan, Herat | ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 63.210.1

Illuminated Frontipiece of a Manuscript of the Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds) (image 12) | calligrapher: Sultan 'Ali al-Mashhadi; illuminator: Zain al-'Abidin al-Tabrizi; author: Farid al-Din `Attar | text: dated A.H. 892/ A.D. 1487; illumination: ca. 1600 | Iran, Isfahan; present-day Afghanistan, Herat | ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 63.210.1

Illuminated Manuscript, Koran, Incipit, Walters Art Museum… | Flickr

Illuminated Manuscript, Koran, Incipit, Walters Art Museum… | Flickr

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